Humble Mobile Bundle 19 Brings Premium Games for $1+

Humble Mobile Bundle 19 Brings Premium Games for $1+

Jul 27, 2016

Well, it’s about time…

Humble Mobile Bundle is back — in its 19th iteration, no less. The famed “pay what you want” alternative app distribution model is no stranger to putting out popular premium applications, and its current offering continue the trend. One can get great games for a good price AND support some worthy charities all in one fell swoop.

So… what’s up for grabs this time?

For a dollar ($1), one can get:

  • Chameleon Run
  • Ys Chronicles II
  • Hitman GO

Pay more than the current average ($4.95 at the time of writing), one also gets:

  • Punch Club
  • Super Stickman Golf 3
  • …plus more games that will be added further into the promotion.

Ah… but what if one wants to go even bigger? Well, $6 unlocks all of the above, PLUS:

  • Dropsy
  • The Banner Saga

That is up to $33 worth of games for $6… or more. One can choose one of two provided charities, or pick one’s own to give to.

But alas! Great things don’t last forever. HMB 19 is on now, and runs on through August 8th.

[via Humble Mumble]

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[Our Chameleon Run review]
[Our Super Stickman Golf 3 Review]

Zagrava’s ‘The Hunt for Red Panda’ Launches Today

Zagrava’s ‘The Hunt for Red Panda’ Launches Today

Jul 25, 2016

Zagrava Games has just dropped a new hidden object caper called The Hunt for Red Panda on Google Play.

Details (per the Play Store):
A devious vandal known as “Red Panda” has damaged the world’s most famous masterpieces — and only you, the Art Detective, can restore these renowned works to their original state! In this object-hunting adventure, visit museums around the world, follow Red Panda’s trail, and help the police capture this notorious criminal.

KEY FEATURES
* Restore artistic masterpieces using 5 clever tools
* Visit 7 magnificent museums
* Search for unique hidden objects
* Learn about the world’s most famous works of art
* Enjoy more than 8 hours of gameplay

The game is available for $2.99 on Google Play; the trailer is below:

Upcoming Game ‘Scatterfly’ Gets Firm Release Date

Upcoming Game ‘Scatterfly’ Gets Firm Release Date

Jul 25, 2016

We’ve been keeping an eye out on Scatterfly, the upcoming game from Levitating Frog; we hear the open beta is going well, and the game is set for an August 1st launch.

Yep, that means we should be able to get our hands on the game next week!

Game features:

Features:
– 4 worlds with unique graphic styles
– 3 modes: for kids, standard and survival
– 20 standard levels and 12 endless survival levels
– 152 items to collect
– leaderboards and achievements

Impatient? The open beta is still available here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.levitatingfrog.scatterfly

Of course we have a trailer:

Remember, August 1st is the day.

[via Scatterfly press page]

‘Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel’ is Free for Limited Time

‘Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel’ is Free for Limited Time

Jul 25, 2016

G5’s Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel is free — on Google Play and Amazon Appstore — for a limited time.

In Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel, New York City Detective Bridget “Biggi” Brightstone has come to France to crack the case of a missing necklace in a haunted castle-turned-hotel.

But her investigation is about to turn up much more than she bargained for! When the victim of the robbery suddenly dies, she must track the killer using clues left by ghosts. Join Biggi as she explores the eerie castle and unexpectedly encounters the legendary King Arthur and the Templars, Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony, plus an immortal Egyptian cult.

Search the castle’s dangerous shadow lands and help Biggi stop the evil that’s trying to rise from the grave with the help of a mighty artifact!

Per the Google Play info sheet:

● 50 arduous levels to conquer
● Five intriguing chapters to navigate
● 15 puzzling mini-games to master
● 16 rewarding achievements to earn
● 13 unforgettable characters to meet
● Three difficulty modes: casual, adventure, challenging

The special free giveaway runs from now through July 31st. Check out the trailer below:

Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Jul 21, 2016

Adobe Photoshop Mix is tacking on some advanced features that are available now.

Per the Play Store:

WHAT’S NEW

COMBINE MORE THAN TWO LAYERS
Create more complex images now that you can combine up to five layers in a single image.
SOPHISTICATED BLENDING
Control layer opacity to seamlessly blend images for realistic or artistic results with new Blend Modes.
UNLIMITED SELECTIVE LOOKS
Apply as many Selective Looks as you want to each image layer to get just the effect you want.

The app remains free on Google Play.

Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

Jul 18, 2016

If you like your RPGs with a healthy dose of fantasy, and a few giant dragons for good measure, then you’ll want to check out JoyCity’s new release, Eldrian Legacy, on iOS and Android. It’s got more heroes than you can shake a sword at – 37, to be exact – and plenty of strategy and stats for you to rethink for hours as you put together your ultimate team.

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Each of the champions comes from one of 6 elemental backgrounds, and each one has their own strengths and weakness. And you’ll need to level them up with the Soul Stones you collect to keep them buffed up and ready for the next battle.

You’ll be sending your team out to battle in a bunch of different modes, like Tower of Souls, Adventure and Battlefield of Glory, so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into if you’re looking for something to really eat up your life.

Of course, you may have been so excited already about Eldrian Legacy that you pre-registered for the game. If so, what are you waiting for? You’ve only got 7 days to claim your free 600 diamonds, 20,000 gold and 50 energy, so don’t delay!

And even if you didn’t pre-register, you should still grab the game for free on the App Store or Google Play right away.

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1105803339

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joycity.eldrianlegacy

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Slack Gets an Update

Slack Gets an Update

Jul 18, 2016

Slack is getting a pretty cool update that is rolling out now.

Per Google Play:

Slack 2.14.0 Release Notes:
Highlights:
• Many much-desired additions to Calls: including Bluetooth support, symbols to indicate who is actively speaking, added support for receiving emoji while on a call, and, best of course: Added support for /call slash command. Type it, then talk. Easy peasy.
• The User is Typing setting will now show you when a team member is currently… wait for it… typing.

The app is free.

[Slack Changelog]

Blood Brothers 2 ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ Event is Live!

Blood Brothers 2 ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ Event is Live!

Jul 17, 2016

We talked about and it’s here: DeNA’s popular RPG Blood Brothers 2 has an in-game Ghostbusters-themed event going on right now! yes, as in the current major motion picture reboot.

Details? Here ya go:

GHOSTBUSTERS x Blood Brothers 2 – quick facts
· Two in-game events – one is live now, the next starts July 28

· Characters from both the new and the classic films will be making appearances

· Mayhem, Slimer, Rowan, Egon, Vigo, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will be featured in the game

· Story: Galbraith, a recurring anti-hero in BB2, has escaped from the Netherworld and unleashed a wave of undead activity across Arnashia and decides to recruit spirits from Ghostbusters to bolster his own forces.

· Blood Brothers 2 is a strategic battle game with a strong focus on character abilities and evolution

The current goodness runs through July 20th; the game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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UNO & Friends is Getting a Ghostbusters Themed Update

UNO & Friends is Getting a Ghostbusters Themed Update

Jul 17, 2016

It’s officially the Summer of Ghostbusters (the reboot), and Gameloft’s UNO & Friends is getting in on the fun with a uniquely themed update.

Per the official presser:

This Ghostbusters themed update has a number of features to commemorate one of the most iconic movie franchise of all time. Players will have the opportunity to play as a real Ghostbuster and collect limited-edition Ghostbusters avatars from the new and classic movies. Then take on four haunted New York locations and show the angry apparitions how they do things downtown. Players will also be able to collect and raise memorable ghouls and ghosts from the movies, such as Slimer and many more!

Gameloft’s Sales & Marketing SVP Baudouin Corman mentions the special aspect of the Ghostbusters franchise. “We are very enthusiastic to collaborate with Mattel and Sony Pictures Consumer Products to offer players a brand new UNO™ way to play by immersing them into one of the most iconic universes of all time” he says.

The game remains free (eith in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Some artwork and the update trailer are below:

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AccuWeather Gets New Theme and More via Update

AccuWeather Gets New Theme and More via Update

Jul 17, 2016

Premier weather utility AccuWeather is adding some cool new things via update.

One new feature is a new visual tool — Future Radar — which gives the user a look at precipitation in the very near future.

More below (per the press release):

Today, AccuWeather has released an update to its Android app, which provides customized and localized weather information with Superior Accuracy™ to help users make informed weather decisions throughout their day. AccuWeather’s updated Android app includes the following:
Future Radar – Access up to 2 hours’ worth of Future Precipitation Radar visuals in the maps section of the app.

Dark Theme – Enjoy AccuWeather’s app in both light and dark modes. With the Theme set to automatic, the app will switch to dark mode at night and back to light mode during the day.

Graphs – Temperature and Precipitation graphs have now been added to both the Hourly and Daily screens.

These exciting new additions join existing features – like AccuWeather’s patented MinuteCast® forecast, which provides the only global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location for the next two hours – offering the latest in weather information and forecasting.

AccuWeather has both pro ($2.99) and free versions on Google Play.

Iconic Hip-Hop Group De La Soul Drops New Track for ‘Angry Birds Action’ Update

Iconic Hip-Hop Group De La Soul Drops New Track for ‘Angry Birds Action’ Update

Jul 13, 2016

Ha ha hey…

De La Soul, one of the most successful synonyms for longevity in the music industry, is helping along Rovio’s pinball caper/movie tie-in game Angry Birds Action! with its current update.

Almost more noteworthy is the fact that each of the three members of De La Soul is also getting a “birdified” characterization and will be appearing in this refresh in a limited time event.

More on “The Big Pig Update” is below:

The Big Pig Update to Angry Birds Action! treats players to a new De La Soul track “Action,” specially composed by the group for the game. The update also brings a one-week event hosted by the hip-hop pioneers in their birdified form, granting all players unlimited energy as a special power. “Action” marks the first time De La Soul have created music specially for a game.

Additionally, the Big Pig Update adds 90 completely new levels and unlocks Piggy Island for all players. Previously, the Piggy Island area in the game could only be unlocked by going to see The Angry Birds Movie in theaters.

Fascinating stuff; per the press release, we hear De La Soul also has a new album coming out — the first time in more than a decade.

Angry Bird Action! remains free (with in-app purchasing) on Google Play; check out our review.

Rawr Messenger Makes its Way to Android

Rawr Messenger Makes its Way to Android

Jul 8, 2016

We can now include Android on the list of select platforms that Futurefly’s Rawr Messenger: 3D Avatar Chat supports.

App details:

Rawr Messenger brings awesome moves to messages; Create your 3D self and unleash a totally new level of expression with friends. HUG, DANCE together or FISTBUMP to hammer a message home! Join Rawr and watch your texts explode into life. FREE* to download and available for iPhone.
• AVATAR – Create your 3D self, pick your look from the wardrobe and snap a fun selfie.
• MESSAGING – See you messages come to life as they are performed by your 3D self.
• NEW FRIENDS – Globetrotter connects Rawrers around the world – it’s like modern day Pen Pals.
• EMOJI – Take your emoji game to a whole new level with emoji effects.
• BACKGROUNDS – Change chat backgrounds and hang out in cool locations.
• WEATHER – Use the weather effects to change the environments in chat.
• STORE – Grab exclusive trending and partner items.
• FREE* – Rawr uses your internet connection (2G, EDGE, 3G, 4G or WiFi (when available). In App purchases available.